The center piece of the Kassel Dokfest is the film program, divided into three sections:


Up to 16 contemporary media installations and sculptures by up-and-coming as well as well-known artists will be presented at the exhibition Monitoring.

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The DokfestLounge is not only the location for audiovisual performances by international artists, VJs and DJs but also the nocturnal meeting point for our guests after 10.30 pm.

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The Workshop symposium interfiction offers lectures, presentations and workshop-sessions concerning a yearly changing topic, which takes a closer look at the political, social and artistic aspects of the medium internet.

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This educational side program is aimed at school students from the 7th till the 13th grade as well as teachers. The project consists of special film programs as well as workshops about film analysis and criticism under the guidance of media educators.

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The DokfestForum offers panels, lectures and screenings that raise questions about the interfaces between film and art. During the daytime the DokfestForum as a festival meeting point will provide a café with a video library for accredited guests.

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With the Hessian University Film Day, the presentation of a European Film College and hands-on workshops and lectures, the Kassel Dokfest offers possibilities for further education, information on education opportunities and access to professional networks for (Hessian) up-and-coming filmmakers.

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Filmladen Kassel e. V.
Goethestraße 31
34119 Kassel


Fon: +49.561.707 64 21/12
Fax: +49.561.707 64 33

Festival Director

Gerhard Wissner Ventura (wissner@kasselerdokfest.de)



Organization / Office

Marie Kersting (kersting@kasselerdokfest.de)

Kati Werkmeister (werkmeister@kasselerdokfest.de)

Gerhard Wissner Ventura (wissner@kasselerdokfest.de)

Press Office

Sarah Schach (press@kasselerdokfest.de)



Sponsoring / Marketing

Marie Kersting (kersting@kasselerdokfest.de)

Gerhard Wissner Ventura (wissner@kasselerdokfest.de)

Feature Length Film Selection Committee

Georgios Athanassiou

Alexandra Hertwig

Anja Klauck

Jens Magersuppe  

Christine Rogi

Contact Person

Alexandra Hertwig (hertwig@kasselerdokfest.de)

Short Film Selection Committee

Sarah Adam

Anna Henckel-Donnersmark

Carolin Ernst

Judith Funke

Gerhard Wissner Ventura

Ulrich Ziemons

Contact Person

Carolin Ernst (dokfest@kasselerdokfest.de)

Film program from Northern Hesse (Golden Hercules)

Kristina Danzer

Constance Hahn

Nicole Seifert-Schmauch

Kati Werkmeister

Gerhard Wissner Ventura

Contact Person

Kati Werkmeister (werkmeister@kasselerdokfest.de)


Irmhild Scheuer (scheuer@filmladen.de)

Livia Theuer (theuer@kasselerdokfest.de)


Christiane Rittgerott (rittgerott@kasselerdokfest.de)

junges dokfest

Carsten Siehl (c.siehl@gmx.de)

Joana Al Samarraie (samarraie@kasselerdokfest.de)

6th Hessian University Film Day

Arianna Waldner Bingemer (arwaldbing@gmx.de)


Head of Monitoring

Beatrix Goffin (goffin@kasselerdokfest.de)

Kristin Meyer

Selection Committee 

Holger Birkholz

Beatrix Goffin

Ann-Charlotte Günzel

Kristin Meyer

Konstanze Schütze

Olaf Val

Gerhard Wissner Ventura


DokfestLounge (Audiovisual Performance)


Jan Bode (bode@kasselerdokfest.de)

Selection Committee

Jan Bode

Clarie Fristot

Tilman Hatje

Jessica Manstetten



Anna Sailer

Gerhard Wissner Ventura  (wissner@kasselerdokfest.de)

Workshop Symposium interfiction

Verena Kuni (info@interfiction.org)